Friday, 10 August 2007

Making Felt from Rabbit Fur

As some readers of this blog may remember, I was collecting fur from Anya our rabbit to make felt. Now that Anya has died, it seems like a nice thing to do to remember her. I've found some instructions on how to make felt from cat fur, which seem really easy. I'll post my progress here!

12 comments:

Tee said...

I've read a few posts here and you are seriously creative! Great stuff :) Liked your haiku :)

Clare said...

Hi Crafty! This would be a lovely way to remember Anya -- and I bet the felt would look and feel wonderful. I would like to know how it turns out -- and see it too.
:)

Penny said...

Oh gosh, you will have to tell me all about this. Drew has been wanting to do something with Gray-cy's fur! She sheds tons! Sorry to hear about your bunny! Let me know how your felt turns out!

Inland Empire Girl said...

We have two rabbits and have never thought about using their fur. What a lovely way to remember your rabbit Anya.

Dara said...

Thanks for your Sunday Scribblings suggestion, which I took :) I've bookmarked you to come back and read more. I dabble in fiberart and poetry. Looking forward to the results of the rabbit fur!

AnnieElf said...

I met the lady who pioneered working with pet fur a couple of years ago. Completely fascinating and perfectly sensible. It's a lovely way to keep your beloved pet close to you after they pass.

dmariemart said...

Though I have loads of cat hair (with five cats) I just can't see myself making felt from it. It kinda makes me want to go Ew! P.S. I like your blog.

Crafty Green Poet said...

tee- thanks!
Clare, Penny - I will post my progress!
Inland Empire Girl, Annie - yes, it will be a lovely memorial.
dmariemart - Ew!? Why?
Dara - thanks!

Deb G said...

I popped over to see what you are up to :)

This is a great idea! I've been going back and forth about getting a rabbit (mostly for the garden I confess-but also I think they are so sweet) and wanted to be able to do something like this with fur. I've pretty much decided not to (the dogs), but then started to look at Briar's fur....

Purplgirl said...

Hi, I have been collecting my rabbits fur, he is a cashmere and I am wondering how to make it into felt and came across your blog. So I am wondering if you ever made the felt with your rabbits fur and if so how it turned out and how you did it? I am also trying to think of other ways to use his fur since he has loads already and am thinking of making bunny bears and stuffing them with his fur, I thought that would be cute and nice to have for when he isn't hre also. Sorry for your loss, but glad your having a nice way to remember her by. :)

Purplgirl said...

Hi, I am wondering if you ever got around to making the felt with your rabbit fur. I have a cashmere rabbit and have been collecting his fur for a while and am trying to find out how to make it into felt, so I'm wondering if you did and if so how it turned out.I am also thinking of using his fur to stu teddies with since he has so much of it. SOrry for your loss, but it's good you have her fur to do some lovely things with. Thanx :)

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hi Purplgirl - yes i did make the felt, i followed the instructions in the link that I included in this post. I also did some later blog posts about it.